STAT News, a medical online news service that includes Pharma-paid content, issued an article by Elizabeth Cooney, citing CDC this morning. The powers that be fear they are losing control of the suppression of ivermectin, a highly effective drug for Covid that was derived originally from a soil organism in Japan.
Look at the article for a couple of seconds. The text says that Ivermectin calls to poison control centers spike. Immediately below it is a graph with a spike.
Except, the spike is the number of prescriptions for ivermectin that were dispensed by pharmacists during the week of August 13. I probably wrote some of them. It has nothing to do with calls to poison control centers. In fact, though the texts says CALLS to poison centers have spiked, the author only cites two people who took excessive amounts and required hospitalization. Were the calls perhaps simply inquiring about the drug?
The federal powers that be are trying to stop people accessing this safe and effective drug for Covid. We must not let them succeed.
Ivermectin calls to poison control centers spike
Last month, U.S. poison control centers fielded five times the pre-pandemic number of calls about ivermectin, the antiparasitic that’s been touted to fight Covid-19 despite zero evidence that it works. The calls align with a recent spike in outpatient ivermectin prescriptions dispensed from retail pharmacies, which climbed to more than 88,000 in the week ending Aug. 13 — a 24-fold increase from before the pandemic. The medicine — which some people got via over-the-counter veterinary formulations — has serious side effects, landing people in hospital emergency rooms. Some people have been ingesting creams or lotions meant for animals. Two examples from the CDC’s warning yesterday:
- One man drank an injection intended for cattle. He ended up with confusion, drowsiness, visual hallucinations, abnormally rapid breathing, tremors, and a nine-day hospital stay.
- One person, later hospitalized, was disoriented and had trouble answering questions and following commands after swallowing five days of tablets bought on the internet.